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Profile

I am Professor of Applied Microeconomics at the Department of Economics, Ghent University, Belgium, I am also the director of RISLαβ—the Risk, Insurance, and Savings Laboratory. I obtained my PhD in economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam in 2009.

Interests

I investigate the determinants of preferences, and the effects of preferences on behaviour. I employ a variety of tools, including formal modelling, natural experiments, randomised controlled trials, and lab experiments. I am further interested in applying decision making principles to a variety of problems in development economics, environmental sustainability, and financial markets. 

NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

RISLαβ @ UGhent will be hosting the Foundations of Utility and Risk (FUR) Conference in Ghent, Belgium, on July 11th-14th 2022. 

My Meta-Analysis of Empirical Estimates of Loss Aversion, with Alexander L. Brown, Taisuke Imai, and Colin F. Camerer, has been conditionally accepted  at the Journal of Economic Literature

My paper with Salvatore Di Falco showcasing the Environmental Adaptation of Risk Preferences has been accepted for publication at the Economic Journal